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May 5, 2020

Judopay and SafeCharge partner with Envoy Taxi app to help launch unique new taxi courier app

The new partnership enables Envoy Taxi app to offer a different way to take payments in-app during the COVID-19 Pandemic

London, UK. 5th May 2020 – Judopay, a leading mobile-first payment provider, today announced that together with SafeCharge, a Nuvei company, it will enable Envoy Taxi app to take payments in-app as it launches its unique courier app using London’s Black Taxis. It means that people living in London will now be able to use the app to order a collection and deliver items.

The COVID-19 pandemic is posing a huge challenge for individuals, such as those self-isolating, who still need to make basic trips to their local supermarkets and pharmacies, or for businesses needing to send goods across the city of London. The new courier app is being launched by Envoy Taxi app with over 20,000 London Black Taxis to pick up and deliver items such as food packages, prescriptions and parcels, giving London a fast, trusted and economical means of ordering and delivering goods, while reducing the downtime for taxi drivers that have lost business during the pandemic.

This new partnership forms part of Judopay’s UK-wide campaign, #KeepBritainMoving. Through the campaign, the company is helping small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) by providing them with a platform where they can receive expert business advice, guidance or digital payment support to help keep their businesses running during this period of uncertainty.

This new venture between Judopay, SafeCharge and Envoy Taxi app comes at a time when taxi drivers are seeking to find work delivering items, as the number of people travelling across London has drastically dropped. This app, powered by Judopay’s mobile technology and SafeCharge’s acquiring services, will create an official and secure means of Black Taxis offering their much-needed services to the city.

Danny Mitchell, Founder of Envoy Taxi app, commented: “We believed that London, especially in these exceptional circumstances needed a cost-effective alternative to other standard delivery services to move goods across the capital. Partnering with Judopay and SafeCharge has allowed us to launch our full courier delivery service for our customers ensuring that people get medical supplies, food and other important items safely to their homes.”

 Jeremy Nicholds, CEO at Judopay, said: “This partnership is about solving a clear challenge in the market. The innovative business model will give our capital’s black taxis a way of offering their services both during and after the pandemic, those living in London a means of receiving food and medical packages and will give businesses an economical way to continue shipping their goods to suppliers and customers.”

Philip Fayer, Nuvei’s chairman and CEO, stated: “Businesses are looking for innovative methods to continue operating and generating revenue during these uncertain times. By leveraging our payment technology partnership with Judopay, we are helping to fuel Envoy Taxi app’s resilience and continuity. We’re grateful that we could support them by allowing them to capture an additional payment opportunity to better serve their communities.”

Yuval Ziv, MD of SafeCharge and head of global acquiring, added: “We are pleased that our close partnership with Judopay empowered Envoy Taxi app with an alternative revenue stream to enable them to weather this storm whilst providing vital services. This joint venture is closely aligned with SafeCharge Local, our mission to support retailers throughout the COVID-19 crisis by leveraging our technology, knowledge and close partnerships within the fintech space to provide retailers solutions required to thrive.”

 

About Judopay
Judopay is the leading mobile payments platform. Born out of the frustration with friction-filled checkouts they built a flexible solution designed to drive sales and improve the customer experience. Judopay partners with a range of different companies including KFC, JustPark, Young’s Pubs and Chip.
For more information please visit: judopay.com or find us on Twitter: @Judopay

About SafeCharge
SafeCharge, a Nuvei company, is the payment service partner that enables merchants to grow locally and globally through just one integration. It provides global omni-channel payment services, from card acquiring to payment processing and checkout, all underpinned by advanced risk management solutions. This fully featured proprietary payment platform connects directly to all major payment card schemes including Visa, Mastercard, American Express and UnionPay, as well as over 300 local payment methods. With offices around the world, SafeCharge serves a diversified, blue chip client base and is a trusted payment partner for customers across a range of vertical markets. For more information see: www.safecharge.com.

About Nuvei
We are Nuvei, the first-ever community of payment experts. We provide fully-supported omnichannel payments to large-scale merchants, SMBs and distribution partners, powered by our broad suite of proprietary technologies. We also equip ISOs, ISVs, payment facilitators, developers, and eCommerce platforms with the technology, expertise and customer service they need to stand out. Backed by our full-service, globally connected platform, our vision is to build a network in which our merchants and partners can truly thrive. Our goal is to create bigger and better payment opportunities for all, paving the way to great partnerships. Learn more at www.nuvei.com.

About Envoy Taxi app
Envoy Taxi app is the new London Black Taxi courier app. We provide a full Courier Delivery service for our customers on our user-friendly app cost-effective in comparison with other standard delivery services.
We pride ourselves on delivering a unique service using our trusted London Black Taxi Drivers to dispatch your goods using their reliability and knowledge of London. With a fleet of drivers already signed up, we are pleased to also help the NHS deliver key medical equipment to fight Covid-19, as well as help people who need essential shopping deliveries from supermarkets and pharmacies.
Using Envoy will guarantee a quick pick up and delivery from your business or home to your customers and friends, knowing when your driver will be collecting via our smart messenger facility between you and your driver. Learn more at: www.envoy.london

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SafeCharge Limited is an Electronic Money Institution authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Cyprus and is a principal member of Mastercard, Visa and Unionpay International (CUP). SafeCharge Financial Services Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority as a Payment Institution. Both SafeCharge companies are wholly owned by SafeCharge International Group Limited.